Curiosities.

Random Nonsense, Observations, and of course, Curiosities.

“Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”

—   Upanishads (via mysell)

“I tried to get it into an HBO after school special about not using drugs but the filmmaker pulled it out. Whoever found a way to weasel it into the arrangement of a Judy Garland song, that’s somebody who really pulled off the ultimate, I think, because the movie stops and it’s the only thing that’s happening. I’ll never be able to pull that off.”

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Sound editors try to sneak the Wilhelm, Hollywood’s most famous sound effect, into every possible movie. 

(via onthemedia)

The Wilhelm.

(via npr)

ibmsocialbiz:

Customers That Stick
82% of US consumers stop doing business with a company due to staff who are rude or unknowledgeable, or due to lack of timely response to their issues. 
85% of customers are willing to pay more for a superior customer experience
… while increasing customer retention rates by 5% increases profits anywhere from 25% to 95%!

(via Customer Retention | Social Media Today)

ibmsocialbiz:

Customers That Stick

  • 82% of US consumers stop doing business with a company due to staff who are rude or unknowledgeable, or due to lack of timely response to their issues.
     
  • 85% of customers are willing to pay more for a superior customer experience

… while increasing customer retention rates by 5% increases profits anywhere from 25% to 95%!

(via Customer Retention | Social Media Today)

“Where on earth are you most likely to die early from air pollution? NASA provides the answer with this mortally serious view of the planet, and it is: lots of places.”

startupquote:

Always choose your investors based on who you want to work with, be friends with, and get advice from. Never, ever, choose your investors based on valuation.
- Jason Goldberg

startupquote:

Always choose your investors based on who you want to work with, be friends with, and get advice from. Never, ever, choose your investors based on valuation.

- Jason Goldberg

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Patent No. 7555566. 2009Massively parallel supercomputer.
By processing complex algorithms in parallel at 1.5 quadrillion calculations per second, this innovation performs once-impossible analytical feats, like predicting the eects of long-term climate change anywhere on Earth. The insights could help us prepare for the future of everything from farming to tourism to energy to, most puzzling of all, politics.
Read patent | Download print
10 of THINKx20 ➝

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Patent No. 7555566. 2009
Massively parallel supercomputer.

By processing complex algorithms in parallel at 1.5 quadrillion calculations per second, this innovation performs once-impossible analytical feats, like predicting the eects of long-term climate change anywhere on Earth. The insights could help us prepare for the future of everything from farming to tourism to energy to, most puzzling of all, politics.

Read patentDownload print

10 of THINKx20 ➝

(via thisbigcity)

laughingsquid:

An Infographic Illustrating the Evolution of Corporate Logos
laughingsquid:

BionicOpter, A Dragonfly-Like Flying Robot by Festo

I had something very similar thing freshman year.

laughingsquid:

BionicOpter, A Dragonfly-Like Flying Robot by Festo

I had something very similar thing freshman year.

thisistheverge:

Nanosponges could soak up deadly infections like MRSA from your bloodstream
Researchers have developed biomimetic nanosponges that could prove an effective way of dealing with antibiotic-resistant infections. Each nanosponge is a tiny polymer-based particle measuring 85nm (around one 300,000th of an inch) across that’s been wrapped in a red blood cell membrane. When scientists injected the material into mice, toxic proteins attached themselves to the nanosponges and were harmlessly transported to the liver for removal. 

This is cool!

thisistheverge:

Nanosponges could soak up deadly infections like MRSA from your bloodstream

Researchers have developed biomimetic nanosponges that could prove an effective way of dealing with antibiotic-resistant infections. Each nanosponge is a tiny polymer-based particle measuring 85nm (around one 300,000th of an inch) across that’s been wrapped in a red blood cell membrane. When scientists injected the material into mice, toxic proteins attached themselves to the nanosponges and were harmlessly transported to the liver for removal. 

This is cool!

(via smarterplanet)

HOW I IMAGINE THE CONCLAVE VOTE TALLY GOES

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